KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City Athletics is proud to announce that women’s soccer athlete Lexie Howard has been nominated for the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year award. Howard, a native of Kearney, Mo., is a graduating senior from a program that won its second-straight conference regular-season championship in 2018.
Established in 1991, the NCAA Woman of the Year award recognizes graduating female college athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership throughout their collegiate careers. A record 585 female college athletes were nominated by all NCAA member schools.
Howard was a 2018 United Soccer Coaches Pacific All-Region Second Team and all-WAC First Team selection. She ends her illustrious Roo career with the most points (96) and goals (38). This past year, she tied for 13th in the NCAA in assists (10) and tied for 33rd in total points (30).
The next step of the voting process will have conferences select up to two nominees each from the pool of school nominees. Then, the Woman of the Year selection committee, made up of representatives from the NCAA membership, will choose the Top 30 honorees — 10 from each division.
The selection committee will determine the top three honorees from each division from the Top 30 and announce the nine finalists in September. From those nine finalists, the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics then will choose the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year.
The Top 30 honorees will be celebrated and the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year will be named at the annual award ceremony Oct. 20 in Indianapolis.